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Z Gesamte Inn Med. 1992 Jul;47(7):299-302.

[The effect of health resort therapy on cardio-regulation following heart transplantation with special reference to CO2 balneotherapy].

[Article in German]

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Poliklinik für Physiotherapie, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin.


It is being reported about the influence of a CO2-bathing series with 12 patients after heart-transplantation in connection with a light-motion therapy on blood pressure and haemodynamics. The comparative group was a group of 12 heart-transplantation patients of the same age without cure during the comparative time. It was shown that the balneotherapy after HTPL has positive effect on the development of the systolic blood pressure under rest and exercise. The peripheric microcirculation (musculus tibialis anterior) improved significantly. The left ventricular ejections fraction (LVEF) kept without change. Generally, the balneotherapy is well tolerated by heart-transplantation patients. There is no danger of a cardiac overcharge of the left ventricle.

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